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Tyneside Irish Centre: Book Launch: New Edition of SHAFTED: The Media, the Miners’ Strike and the Aftermath
June 19 @ 19:00
The first edition of Shafted was published on the 25th anniversary of the miners’ strike. So much has happened over the last decade: cabinet paper revelations on the government’s role in the strike; the establishment of the Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign; and a renewed interest in the Women Against Pit Closures pit camps set up in the wake of the October 1992 announcement of 31 pits closing with the loss of 31,000 jobs.
Come along to hear from people who have contributed to this new edition.
Julian Petley was one of the authors of Media Hits The Pits produced by the CPBF in 1985. His chapter in Shafted ‘Taking Liberties with Taking Liberties’ explores reactions by BBC top brass to the Open Space programme made with Sheffield Police Watch which went out in November 1984. He is Professor of Film and Television at Brunel University.
Jean Spence was an active participant in the Vane Tempest Vigil in Seaham in 1993 and co-authored, with Carol Stephenson, the chapter ‘It has to be a miners’ wife!’ Representing women in mining activism.
Granville Williams edited both editions of Shafted. He is the co-ordinator of CPBF (North) and editor of MediaNorth.
WEDNESDAY 19 JUNE at 7.00PM
ADMISSION FREE – PLUS IRISH STEW AND VEGETARIAN OPTION
Tyneside Irish Centre, 43 Gallowgate, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4SG
Meeting organised by Campaign for Press & Broadcasting (North) and NUJ Newcastle Branch